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Gore Design on a Roll, Rolls Out First 777

 - October 10, 2011, 9:50 AM
The first Boeing 777 to be outfitted by Gore Design Completions rolls out of the company’s San Antonio hangar, ready for delivery to an Asian head-of-state.

Gore Design Completions (Booth No. N5716) is on a roll with a shop full of aircraft. It delivered its first Boeing 777 in early October and recently signed contracts for an Airbus ACJ320-200 and a larger Airbus ACJ330-200.

The 777-200LR, for a central Asian head-of-state, was delivered a month early and after only 12 months of downtime at Gore Design’s San Antonio center.
While the workload is at near capacity, owner Jerry Gore emphasized that the delivery schedule has not suffered and includes on-time delivery of a head-of-state Boeing 767-300 earlier this year. “We have delivered two on-time wide-body completions, while also working on another three wide-bodies and two narrow-body aircraft simultaneously,” Gore added.

Design and engineering for the 777 was completed at Gore Design prior to arrival of the aircraft. The interior includes a VIP suite, complete with stateroom, dressing room and lavatory. The main entry to the aircraft features inlaid mother-of-pearl artwork and LED edge lighting, all machined at Gore Design. It is the third green completion the center has done for this customer.

Even as the 777 was rolled out for delivery, Gore Design was making room for an ACJ330-200 for a western Asia private customer and an ACJ320-200 for an Asian customer who will make the airplane available for charter.